Answered By: Lisa Hawksworth Last Updated: Jan 25, 2017 Views: 42
To cite multiple sources of the same kind in the same footnote, put the sources in chronological order with the oldest first, separating them with a semi-colon. For example:
5 Broder v Saillard (1876) 2 Ch D 692 (Ch); Pemberton v Bright  1 All ER 792 (CA).
If one of the sources is more relevant to your argument than the others, cite it first and then start a new sentence with ‘See also…’ and then cite the less relevant sources. For example:
3 Pemberton v Bright  1 All ER 792 (CA). See also Torette House Pty Ltd v Berkman (1939) 62 CLR 637.
If you are citing a primary source (e.g. a case) and a secondary source (e.g. a book) in the same footnote, put the primary source before the secondary source, separated by a semi-colon. For example:
11 Broder v Saillard (1876) 2 Ch D 692 (Ch); Paula Giliker, Tort (5th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2014).
If you are citing two primary sources in the same footnote, such as a case and legislation, put the legislation before the case, again separated by a semi-colon. For example:
25 Housing Act 1988; McDonald v Fernandez  1 WLR 1027.
See the OSCOLA referencing page for more guidance.
Please note you should always refer to any departmental/school guidelines you’ve been given.